Duma Key

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416552510
Category: Fiction
Page: 611
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Renting a house on the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.

The Appeal

A Novel
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307576124
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict—or reverse it. The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

The Cypress House


Author: Michael Koryta
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316123198
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A journey to Florida's coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in the newest supernatural thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta. Arlen Wagner has seen it in men before--a trace of smoke in their eyes that promises imminent death. He is never wrong. When Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon are stranded at the Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. The storm isn't the only approaching danger, though. A much deadlier force controls the county and everyone living in it, and Arlen wants out--fast. But Paul refuses to abandon Rebecca to face the threats alone, even though Arlen's eerie gift warns that if they stay too long they may never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, The Cypress House is a story of relentless suspense from "one of the best of the best" (Michael Connelly).

Xander's Chance (#1, Damian Eternal)


Author: Lizzy Ford
Publisher: Lizzy Ford
ISBN: 1623781086
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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As the single-most powerful vampire on the planet, Xander is the ultimate bored predator with too much time on his hands. He manipulates the minds of immortals for fun and bullies around the Gods, while guarding the secret source of his power, a crystal that can wipe out the planet. But beneath the surface, he’s a shrewd creature who learned the brutal lesson of why there must be a balance between good and evil. An unwilling protector of the playthings known as humans, he knows when and where to use his power – and never to let anyone close enough to betray him. It’s easy to do, since he has the power to read the minds of everyone around him. Except for one: Jessi, an innocent looking woman with an unusual talent who shows up unexpectedly in his life. Her sudden appearance is too convenient to be coincidence or chance. Xander determines quickly that she was sent by someone, but he can’t read her mind to discover why. Jessi’s secret – and Xander’s – have the power to forever change the human world. Intrigued by a new sort of challenge, Xander won’t know how much danger he’s in, until he’s placed his fate in the hands of a woman whose betrayal will cost either his heart or his life.

Gwendy's Button Box

A Novella
Author: Stephen King,Richard Chizmar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501188305
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine Stephen King teams up with long-time friend and award-winning author Richard Chizmar for the first time in this original, chilling novella that revisits the mysterious town of Castle Rock. There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong—if time-rusted—iron bolts and zig-zag up the precarious cliffside. Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat… The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told—until now.

My Best Friend's Exorcism

A Novel
Author: Grady Hendrix
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594748632
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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This ENHANCED DIGITAL EDITION features TONS of TOTALLY AWESOME 80s bonus materials--including Satanic Panic educational pamphlets, a do-it-yourself exorcism cheat sheet, a Spotify playlist of awesome 80's tunes, animated cover artwork, and much more! An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

Tapahtumapaikkana Duma Key


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Tammi
ISBN: 9513163776
Category: Fiction
Page: 650
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Edgar Freemantle joutuu onnettomuuteen ja käy lähellä kuolemaa. Mutta edessä on painajaisista pahin - Duma Key Rakennusurakoitsija Edgar Freemantle selviytyy nipin napin hengissä vakavasta työtapaturmasta. Hän menettää oikean kätensä, ja lisäksi puhe, näkö ja muisti takkuilevat. Hän kärsii myös voimakkaista kivuista ja ailahtelevista mielialoista. Raivopäissään Edgar on hyökännyt kaksi kertaa jopa vaimonsa kimppuun. Nyt vaimo haluaa erota. Psykologinsa neuvosta Edgar ottaa maantieteellistä etäisyyttä tapahtumiin. Hän muuttaa Minnesotasta Floridan rannikolle ja vuokraa vaaleanpunaisen rantatalon Duma Keyn saarelta. Hän ryhtyy piirtämään ja maalaamaan, ja vaikuttaa melkein siltä kuin hänestä pursuava luovuus ja lahjakkuus tulisivat jostain ulkopuolelta. Pian Edgar huomaa, että hänen kuumeisesti maalaamansa työt vaikuttavat arvaamattoman voimakkaasti saaren elämään. Vähitellen alkaa paljastua talon omistajan Elizabeth Eastlaken traaginen perhetarina, ja menneisyyden haamut tuhoisine voimineen nousevat esiin. Kingin uuden romaanin aineksia ovat kuoleman kohtaaminen, muistot, luovuus, pahuus. Pelottava ja yliluonnollinen Tapahtumapaikkana Duma Key pitää tiukasti pihdeissään.

Duma: The Movie Novel


Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060774509
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Xan, a young boy who lives on a ranch in rural South Africa, befriends an orphaned cheetah cub who becomes the family pet, but when tragedy strikes, Xan is forced to return Duma to the wild. Original.

Dreamcatcher

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501156756
Category: Fiction
Page: 880
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From master storyteller Stephen King comes his classic #1 New York Times bestseller about four friends who encounter evil in the Maine woods. Twenty-five years ago, in their haunted hometown of Derry, Maine, four boys bravely stood together and saved a mentally challenged child from vicious local bullies. It was something that fundamentally changed them, in ways they could never begin to understand. These lifelong friends—now with separate lives and separate problems—make it a point to reunite every year for a hunting trip deep in the snowy Maine woods. This time, though, chaos erupts when a stranger suddenly stumbles into their camp, freezing, deliriously mumbling about lights in the sky. And all too quickly, the four companions are plunged into a horrifying struggle for survival with an otherworldly threat and the forces that oppose it...where their only chance of survival is locked into their shared past—and the extraordinary element that bonds them all...

The Angel of Darkness

A Novel
Author: Caleb Carr
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307432728
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—the brilliant hero of The Alienist, now a TNT original series—returns in a “whopping thriller” (The Washington Post) that showcases Caleb Carr “at his strongest” (USA Today). June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case. But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children. Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York. Praise for The Angel of Darkness “A ripping yarn told with verve, intensity, and a feel for historical detail . . . Once again we are careening around the gaslighted New York that Carr knows, and depicts, so well.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gripping . . . Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men—and women—to kill. . . . In Libby Hatch, Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives’ crime-solving prowess. . . . The mystery is plotted with military precision.”—USA Today “[A] whopping thriller . . . Carr keeps us racing along with him to the very end.”—The Washington Post Book World “Fascinating . . . In a brilliant bit of historical casting, Clarence Darrow, a rising courtroom wizard from Chicago, turns up to defend the villain at a tense upstate New York murder trial.”—Time

Under the Dome: Part 2

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767289
Category: Fiction
Page: 603
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After an invisible force field seals off Chester Mills, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry. Reprint.

Desperation/Regulators


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New Amer Library
ISBN: 9780451935656
Category:
Page: N.A
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New! Titles include "Desperation" by Stephen King and "The Regulators" by Richard Bachman.

Touch & Go


Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611014
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The secrets of a picture perfect family are exposed in this “tour de force”* thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner. Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worst… The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances. What might have looked like the perfect existence—a powerful CEO, his adoring wife, their angelic child—is not what it appears. Husband, wife, daughter—magazine perfect, but each hiding dark secrets… Tessa knows more than she’d like to about families riddled with lies. What she doesn’t know is where the Denbes are and if any of them are still breathing. She’ll have to climb over unbending feds and territorial local cops to find out, and if she’s not fast, the Denbes’ chances of survival will quickly become little more than touch and go... *Associated Press

Faithful

Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
Author: Stewart O'Nan,Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743267532
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
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A chronicle of the Boston Red Sox's 2004 baseball season features a running diary of observations, arguments, play analyses, and controversial management decisions, as recorded by a pair of best-selling horror writers and diehard Red Sox fans.

Blaze

A Novel
Author: Richard Bachman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141655484X
Category: Fiction
Page: 285
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Richard Bachman was Stephen Kings other writing name for his non-supernatural work before he finally hit it big with "Carrie." The manuscript of "Blaze" sat in a university library until King rewrote it decades later.

Stephen King's Contemporary Classics

Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror
Author: Philip L. Simpson,Patrick McAleer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442244917
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 242
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This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Under the Dome, Joyland, and Dr. Sleep.

Horrorstor

A Novel
Author: Grady Hendrix
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 159474727X
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination. A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom. It’s “a treat for fans of The Evil Dead or Zombieland, complete with affordable solutions for better living.”—Kirkus Reviews.

Scream for Me


Author: Karen Rose
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044653708X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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For her exciting debut in hardcover, New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers a heart-stopping suspense novel that picks up where DIE FOR ME left off, with a detective determined to track down a brutal murderer. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago. With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.

Leading the Witness


Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501172409
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando “turns up the heat” (RT Book Reviews) in this steamy standalone novel when a divorce lawyer finds himself stuck between his client and the woman he desires—and soon he’ll be forced to choose sides. Hunter Brayze doesn’t always like his clients but as the divorce attorney for Bentley & Channing Law, he doesn’t have to. So when he meets his latest client, even though he can’t stand the guy, let alone understand how any woman would ever marry him, he is still determined to win his case. But he never expects taking this client would turn his entire world upside down. When he comes face to face with his client’s soon-to-be ex, he’s shocked to see Riley McMahon, owner of his local pub and the woman he’s wanted ever since he first laid eyes on her. He didn’t even know she was getting a divorce, and now he’s stuck defending the man who wants to screw Riley out of everything. Feeling like he’s betraying her, Hunter vows to settle this case as quickly as he can by any means possible. Because after months of flirting with Riley at the pub, and now knowing that she’ll soon be free, Hunter is determined to make her his. But as the proceedings get messier and secrets are revealed, Hunter’s running out of tricks to keep both parties happy. And when someone sets Riley’s pub on fire, he can’t help but suspect his own client. Torn between his professional code of ethics and his intense connection with Riley, Hunter finds himself at a crossroads wondering whose interests he’ll ultimately protect.

Jacob's Hands

A Fable
Author: Christopher Isherwood,Aldous Huxley
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125010257X
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Jacob Ericson is a quiet, kind and somewhat simple man who works as a ranch hand for crotchety Professor Carter and his crippled daughter, Sharon, in California's Mojave Desert in the 1920s. Jacob is a good man, genuine, honorable, but hardly extraordinary–until he miraculously heals a dying calf with his hands. However, while he is content to cure the town's animals, it isn't long before he is persuaded to use his gift in other ways. When Sharon, whom he adores, begs him to heal her leg, he cannot deny her. His acquiescence causes them both to be exploited. Sharon runs away to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of stardom. Jacob follows her, hopeful that they will meet again. And they do–as miserable performers in a seedy stage show. While they plan their escape from the dreary stage life, Jacob is asked to heal a self–absorbed young millionaire. And with his assent, Jacob's plans and all of his dreams begin to crumble. Written in tight, vivid, and seamlessly crafter prose, this previously unpublished tale by two of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century shows the dangers a magical gift holds for even the noblest of characters.